Project #21896 - Assignment

Part 1.

Jenner and Vaccination

Visit the Jenner Museum and learn more about this pioneer of public health.

The full website is http://www.jennermuseum.com/

For this assignment, click on the top tab Dr. Jenner, The Man that Changed the World, click “His work and then Vaccination tab, read through each section and answer the following questions in complete sentences (a short paragraph for each answer will suffice.)

1. What may have led to Jenner’s interest in smallpox??

2. What is the difference between variolation and vaccination?

3. Who was opposed to Jenner’s work on vaccination? Do you think the opposition was primarily political, social, religious or something else? Is there a parallel in today’s public health??

4. What was the World Health Organization’s (WHO) strategy to eradicate smallpox and when did they finally succeed?

 

 

Part 2.

 

History of the Public Health Service

Visit the National Library of Medicine and spend some quality time viewing the exhibit “Images from the History of the Public Health Service”.

The full website is: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/phs_history/contents.html Read the introduction and page through the exhibit. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Discuss the following, noting which pages you found information on. A paragraph on each will suffice.

1. What were some of the diseases/public health problems (at least three please) encountered in our history? Did any surpriseyou? Why or why not?

2. What was one critical change that occurred for the Public Health Service that reflects changes in society, politics or health concerns in the US?

3. Briefly identify one individual who was an important part of the history of the public health service. What did he/she contribute and how did it change public health in the US?

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 02/04/2014 12:00 am
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